At the Foot of the Cross: The Last Supper

Today, Maundy Thursday, we start our four-part art series 'At the Foot of the Cross' for the Paschal Triduum. We begin with Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting 'The Last Supper' from around 1495–1498.

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We’ve picked four famous works for the Paschal Triduum. Today, for Maundy Thursday, we start with Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’.

We have two excellent contributors. First we get an entertaining and vibrant take on da Vinci’s piece from London-based gallery guide Lynne Hanley. Lynne takes groups around the National Gallery for intimate and lively ‘Beyond the Palette’ art tours. More about Lynne here:

Then we get the “Priest’s Perspective” from the knowledgeable and engaging Fr Christopher Whitehead – priest of St John the Evangelist Church in Bath. Fr Christopher also provides a beautifully broadcast live Catholic Mass in these COVID-19 pandemic times so do check the parish site: